UFC Vegas 13: Glover Teixeira Submits Thiago Santos in Memorable Fashion
By FCF Staff
Glover Teixeira likely moved into the #1 contender spot of the UFC’s light heavyweight division tonight, by submitting Thiago Santos at UFC Vegas 13.
Santos dropped Teixeira a couple of times in the headliner. But, Teixeira was able to score takedowns after being hurt and put his feared top game to work.
The 41-year-old contender secured a fight ending, rear-naked-choke in round three of the bout, which was his fifth, straight win.
Here are the complete results for UFC Vegas 13.
Glover Teixeira def. Thiago Santos via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 1:49
Andrei Arlovski def. Tanner Boser via unanimous decision(29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Raoni Barcelos def. Khalid Taha via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27., 30-27)
Giga Chikadze def. Jamey Simmons via TKO (kick & punches) R1, 3:51
Yan Xiaonan def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Trevin Giles def. Bevon Lewis via TKO (punches) R3, 1:26
Alexandr Romanov def. Marcos Rogerio De Lima via technical submission (forearm choke) R1, 4:48
Darren Elkins def. Eduardo Garagorri via submission (rear-naked-choke) R3, 2:22
Max Griffin def. Ramiz Brahimaj via TKO (due to injury) R3, 2:03
Gustavo Lopez def. Anthony Birchak via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 2:43